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"The company has passion for what it does and cares very much about their most important asset, their people."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tremendous work life balance. Great career and development opportunities.

Cons

More work location flexibility would be nice. Although we do have tremendous work life flexibility.

Advice to Management

Continue to only bring excellent people into the organization. Additional remote work location flexibility.

Other Employee Reviews for Nestlé Purina

  1. "Nestle Purina has an amazing culture, where people respect others and work together to achieve the best results possible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry leader
    stable company
    passionate employees
    international opportunities
    good career development
    strong work/life balance
    employees are recognized for their contributions

    Cons

    One of the downsides of working at Nestle Purina is that because people like working here, certain positions may not open up as frequently.

    Advice to Management

    I think that to stay an industry leader, the company will need to continue to focus on innovative ways to improve our business.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Wasted time conforming to cultural wastes of time"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Location - Downtown St. Louis has much to offer for restaurants, after work events, sports
    - Beautiful, serene grounds serve as peaceful solace during breaks and arrival/departure from work
    - Training and development - Curriculum that's purposeful and knowledge-driven
    - Some of the biggest and best brands in each of the categories their products belong to
    - Work life balance is practiced without issue or complaint
    - Outside hires band together to commiserate over the politics - somewhat of a support group exists

    Cons

    - The team dynamic is very insular and cut throat on some product lines. Outsiders with diverse backgrounds or interests did not appear welcome. If you're not "one of us" then it's curtains.
    - Managers are more interested in micromanaging than actually leading teams. They'd rather do the work themselves the way THEY want it done rather than effectively coach/guide direct reports.
    - The devil is in the details. Despite hard work on a project or effort to provide a purposeful finished product, if the fonts and colors don't fit with the manager's attitude on that particular day then it's not rewarded as a job well done.
    - Lack of interest in new ideas and approaches to solving problems or presenting new ideas. Funny, but it's not clear what exactly has been done in the past because there are no knowledge management systems in place. Still, it is expected that employees offer more of the same that's always been done to get better results.
    - Performance ratings are given by the entire team, not just your manager or your manager's manager. This causes the culture of "be like us or leave" to come out in full force. Comments from coworkers that are purely subjective will make or break your future with this company. These are not based on your output or ability, but are based on whether you're chummy enough with the key influencers to be on their good side.
    - Middle school clicks weren't as bad as what exist here. The politics are so murky that this place could be part of the Mississippi Delta. This isn't the same for all teams, you just have to hope you get lucky and land someplace that embraces who you are.
    - Promotions are in waves and classes of people move up at the same time. Time frames seem slower than usual, but the responsibility piles on sans the title or increase in pay for more than a year beyond comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the bad apples that have been there forever. They're the ones who have no experience outside of Purina, yet believe they are the princes and princesses of the Tower. They're the same ones that have no interest in coaching or mentoring direct reports to be better performers, and unfortunately they are also the same people who crack the whip yet do very little productivity-wise. They feel they've paid their dues in prior years on various teams they no longer work on. Drop the team performance evals for individual team members. The fate of one's career lies in winning a popularity contest, which is a crap shoot at best.

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